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Nov 18, 2010 06:46 PM

whole roast duck in flushing

Where can I buy a whole roast duck in flushing. A few years ago I went to this take out place that looked like that was all they did. It was cut, wrapped and amazingly cheap and delicious. This place was right off the main center where 3-4 roads converged and the subway overpass was right there. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. Perhaps Corner 28? Still there and still going strong:

    Corner 28
    40-28 Main St, Queens, NY 11354

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    1. re: scoopG

      agree with scoopG, they make decent roast meats at corner 28

      you could also get it at chao zhou on main street, but i'd go there if you want a chao zhou style duck, which is a bit different than a cantonese roast duck. they braise it in a soy sauce

      1. re: Lau

        where would you recommend going for a cantonese roast duck? and pork for that matter?

        is Corner 28 the place to go?

        1. re: Yaxpac

          id go to corner 28

          that is one weak point of flushing, there aren't that many shao la (cantonese bbq) / congee places in flushing, i think manhattan's ctown actually is stronger in this one area

          1. re: Lau

            makes sense right? chinatown has always been canto-town and flushing is more taiwan, and now mainland?

            corner 28 the top pick? yeah, I suppose so, that place on roosevelt sure isn't good. none of the malls have one either, come to think of it.

            1. re: bigjeff

              well yes and no, there certainly is a greater diversity of chinese people in flushing as you said. However, there is quite a large cantonese population in flushing. Most of the largest chinese restaurants in flushing are cantonese (imperial palace, ocean jewel, dong yi fung, jade asian, guang dong, full house, canton gourmet, corner 28 etc) and generally these are much higher quality than what is available in manhattan chinatown

              1. re: Lau

                oh yeah true true true. 'course!

        2. re: Lau

          There's a place on the west side of main street, a block or two south of Roosevelt, near the multi-story bank. It's a small storefront and easy to miss. I don't recall the name, but they definitely sell roast pork and duck. I only got the pork, so can't be sure if the duck is the standard Cantonese roast duck, or the chao zhou style Lau is referring to.

          Sorry I can't be more specific. I've stopped in a few times to pick up roast pork to eat at home with some snow pea leaves. The pork wasn't bad. The point is, it can be had.

          1. re: Greg

            i know which place you're talking about, its a typical cantonese place....there is only one chao zhou style place in flushing that i know of

            1. re: Greg

              This place?

              New Dragon Town
              41-12 Main St, Queens, NY 11355

              1. re: squid kun

                yah i think that is the place

                1. re: squid kun

                  That sign doesn't look familiar, but I don't spend much time looking up over there for fear of being trampled. Could be it - store front is about the same size - but I remember being able to look into the front from the street to see the typical chopping block and cleaver sifu. Given the clutter of that space, I'm thinking the space I'm referring to could be a block or two further south.

          2. There are so many places near that intersection with those ducks. While some are better than others, you can't go wrong getting one from anyone of them.

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            1. re: EricMM

              there's also a large asian supermarket that offers duck and roast pork etc on the same block as the post office.

              1. re: tigerwoman

                I think the English name is A & N Food Market or something like that (金山). The owners are Taiwanese. We always buy duck from them, both 烤鴨 and 油水鴨 (soy-sauce-basted). Never tried their roast pork though.

            2. I get roast duck delivered all the time from mei shin lin on 40th street, they specialize in duck. Half a duck is $15 there.

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              1. re: mimi222

                is that place good? i always walk by it, but never heard anything about it

                i briefly looked at it and its a cantonese restaurant, but thats all i saw

                1. re: Lau

                  Better be good at $15 for a half

                  1. re: AubWah

                    the roast duck is the only thing I had there and its good. I wanna try the walnut shrimp, its supposed to be good. its made with fried condensed milk, and the cost is $23 which is a lot I think but I def. want to try it soon.